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Whitecat 16th June 2019 05:47 PM
Genius said it used morse code to catch Google stealing lyrics

Genius claims Google stole lyrics from its site to use on search results.

Whitecat 13th June 2019 04:37 PM
This live stream plays endless death metal produced by an AI - The Verge

Over the past month, an AI called Dadabots has been endlessly generating and streaming death metal on YouTube, as spotted by Motherboard.

Whitecat 12th June 2019 06:11 PM
Universal Studios Fire: Nirvana, REM, & More Speak Out - Stereogum

Yesterday, a New York Times feature revealed that thousands upon thousands of master tapes from artists like Louis Armstrong, Janet Jackson, and Tupac were

Whitecat 11th June 2019 06:30 PM
Woodstock 50 loses its venue and event producer within an hour

The writing has been on the wall since April when the Woodstock 50 lost its investors, Densu Aegus Network’s Amplifi Live. The event’s organizers were determined to move forward with the festival despite the major hiccup, promising an iconic event worthy of the legendary Woodstock name. Now, Woodstock 50 no longer has a venue as Watkins Glen International (WGI) has officially pulled out as the host, per Uproxx. WGI released a very simple statement Monday afternoon:

Whitecat 11th June 2019 01:00 PM
The Day the Music Burned - The New York Times

It was the biggest disaster in the history of the music business — and almost nobody knew. This is the story of the 2008 Universal fire.

Whitecat 11th June 2019 07:58 AM
Rape and sexual abuse in music: Fans tell their stories - BBC News

Newsbeat uncovers evidence of music fans being sexually abused as a result of "groupie" culture.

Whitecat 10th June 2019 11:07 PM
U.S. appeals court to revisit Led Zeppelin 'Stairway' decision | Article [AMP] | R

A U.S. appeals court decided on Monday to review its recent decision regarding whether Led Zeppelin stole the opening guitar riff for its 1971 anthem "Stairway to Heaven," but the plaintiff's lawyer still expects a retrial to go forward.

Whitecat 10th June 2019 08:45 PM
DJ Khaled Planning To Sue 'Billboard': Report - Stereogum

A new report from The New York Times examines how marketing "bundles" are helping artists bolster their positions on the Billboard charts. The Times notes that

Whitecat 9th June 2019 09:27 AM
Farewell then, iTunes, and thanks for saving the music industry from itself | John Na

Apple’s announcement that it is to close the software is a reminder of its role in reconciling music and the internet

Whitecat 8th June 2019 10:51 AM
America's rural radio stations are vanishing – and taking the country's soul with t

At a time when local newspapers are disappearing, the loss of a radio station leaves a community with another cultural and informational gap

Whitecat 7th June 2019 08:42 AM
Spotify May Just Dethrone Pandora With its New 'Stations' App

Spotify has released its standalone 'Stations' app to let users create personalized music channels just like fellow music rival Pandora.

Whitecat 6th June 2019 10:47 PM
'Not again': the online artists accusing pop stars of stealing work | Music | The Gua

Chris Brown’s video Wobble Up features artwork that was allegedly copied without consent

Whitecat 6th June 2019 10:21 PM
Taylor Swift merch selling for more than $50 has a typo

An apostrophe is one of the most maligned and misused punctuation marks, even though its uses are fairly simple: 1) to show possession and 2) to replace missing letters, as in contractions like “they’ll” and “can’t.” It appears to be the latter usage that this Taylor Swift merch was trying for, proudly proclaiming on a floral shirt a lyric from “Me!,” Swift’s new single with Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie: “Your’e the only one of you/Baby that’s the fun of you.”

Whitecat 6th June 2019 08:47 AM
Matthew Koma Accuses Zedd Of Ripping Him Off - Stereogum

Matthew Koma worked with Zedd on his hit singles "Spectrum" and "Clarity." Today, seven years since the release of "Spectrum," Koma decided to speak out about

Whitecat 6th June 2019 12:00 AM
'Katy Perry used my song for her hit Never Really Over' - BBC News

Norwegian star Dagny reveals how Katy Perry's latest hit takes inspiration from her own 2017 single.

Whitecat 5th June 2019 07:00 PM
Rihanna tops Forbes rich list thanks to Fenty make-up - BBC News

She hasn't released an album for three years, but her beauty range has kept the cash rolling in.

Whitecat 4th June 2019 10:01 AM
Generative Music Apps: Endel, Mubert, Hear

Who needs Spotify playlists? These apps create truly endless tunes to match whatever mood you desire.

Whitecat 1st June 2019 08:14 PM
'No one buys albums': why pop stars are selling cannabis | Culture | The Guardian

From Jenny Lewis to Margo Price, pot is music’s new money-spinner. And it’s targeting women

Whitecat 1st June 2019 10:54 AM
From Abba to the Arctic Monkeys, the perfect pop songs have one thing in common | Han

There is a reason radio edits last about three minutes: because that is how songs should have been born

Whitecat 31st May 2019 10:27 PM
Apple To Phase Out iTunes - Stereogum

Apple is getting rid of iTunes. Bloomberg reports that functions of the iTunes store (movies, music, TV, and podcasts) will be available in separate apps.

Whitecat 31st May 2019 11:57 AM
Oversharing: how Napster nearly killed the music industry | Music | The Guardian

Twenty years ago, the idea of free music was so compelling that up to 80m users downloaded Napster and broke the law. The aftershocks are still being felt today

Whitecat 30th May 2019 07:50 PM
Backstreet Boys’ Millennium at 20 and the decline and fall of the music industry |

Backstreet Boys’ 1999 album Millennium was an unlikely harbinger of the apocalypse. On 2 June of that year the LP, brimming with treacly delights such as “I Want It That Way” and “Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely”, was confirmed as having smashed previous first week sales figures in the United States. Shifting 1.13 million units in seven days, it was the hottest property in

Whitecat 30th May 2019 10:07 AM
Streaming has helped the music industry recover—to half of its peak size — Quartz

The music industry is posting its fastest growth in years, but remains a shadow of its former self.

Whitecat 25th May 2019 08:07 PM
Back to life, back to virtual reality as music stars return to stage as holograms | M

As a Whitney Houston 3D tour is announced, the race is on to make hi-tech concerts just like the real thing

Whitecat 24th May 2019 08:26 PM
Does a hit song really need 9 writers? - BBC News

Rudimental just won a songwriting prize for a song that credits nine writers. How many is too many?

Whitecat 23rd May 2019 06:58 PM
Universal Music Group Looks to the Future of Sound Mixing With Dolby Atmos | Billboar

Universal Music Group (UMG) and Dolby Laboratories are teaming up to bring Dolby’s cutting-edge Atmos immersive audio technology to the world of music, the companies announced on Thursday (May 23).

Whitecat 23rd May 2019 06:11 PM
The Bittersweet Symphony dispute is over - BBC News

Richard Ashcroft says Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have relinquished their claim on the song.

Whitecat 23rd May 2019 08:45 AM
Morrissey Albums Banned From World's Oldest Record Store Spillers Records - Stereogu

Today, just in time for Moz's 60th birthday, the world's oldest record store Spillers Records banned Morrissey records from its store, as Wales Online reports.

Whitecat 22nd May 2019 10:58 AM
Forget the songs you love, it's radio dross that's the real soundtrack of your life |

We might hope that the songs that bookmark our most important moments are ones we adore – but, as Louis Theroux revealed, it’s often just the ones that are top of the charts

Whitecat 20th May 2019 06:25 PM
Spotify begins testing its first hardware: a car smart assistant

Spotify is about to begin publicly testing its first hardware: a voice-controlled smart assistant for cars, meant to help Spotify learn how people consume audio while they’re driving.

Whitecat 19th May 2019 01:22 AM
Imogen Heap Is Building Tech to Change the Music Industry - WSJ

The singer-songwriter discusses her projects to help musicians, including a digital hub for artists and WiFi-connected gloves that control sound with movement

Whitecat 16th May 2019 04:13 PM
'It had to be raw and dangerous' – Def Leppard, Saxon and Venom on 80s British meta

Inspired by punk’s energy, the new wave of British heavy metal helped put the ‘snot and piss’ back into rock music. Forty years on, its leading players tell the story

Whitecat 11th May 2019 11:46 AM
Songwriter Sam Barsh On Streaming Royalties | Advocacy |

The multi-platinum music creator dissects the challenges in the streaming age to make the kind of set-for-life money many associate with successful songwriters.

Whitecat 9th May 2019 07:46 AM
Survey into disabled musicians finds serious failings at UK venues | Music | The Guar

Over two-thirds of disabled musicians surveyed said they hid their disability for fear of damaging their careers, and had to compromise their health to perform live

Whitecat 9th May 2019 07:42 AM
PledgeMusic Sale Falls Through, Bankruptcy Imminent – Variety

A planned sale of troubled direct-to-fan music marketplace PledgeMusic has fallen through and the company will go into bankruptcy soon.

Whitecat 7th May 2019 09:24 PM
30 years of data shows the music industry peaked when Napster hit the scene

The music industry, like all industries, has changed a lot over the last 30 years due to advancements in technology and the advent of the internet. A new graph from the data experts at Chartr shows just what that change has meant in terms of what kind of media consumers are buying and how much revenue the industry is making from those sales. The transition from vinyl to cassette to CD to digital is familiar to all music fans, but this chart still offers a look at some bizarre moments throughout the industry’s history.

Whitecat 7th May 2019 07:44 PM
UK risks losing classic rock archives, warns ex-Oasis photographer | Music | The Guar

British musical history may be lost unless dedicated museum set up, says Jill Furmanovsky

Whitecat 7th May 2019 06:51 PM
Logic: "**** Clearing Samples" - Stereogum

Logic may want to rethink his rap name. The superstar Maryland MC just began rolling out his new album Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind with the Eminem collab

Whitecat 6th May 2019 06:09 PM
Apple braces for EU investigation after Spotify complaint | Technology | The Guardian

Streaming service accuses iPhone maker of abusing its dominance of its App Store

Whitecat 5th May 2019 07:46 PM
Kamasi Washington says Brexit could make touring UK tricky for artists | Music | The

US jazz saxophonist says international musicians will find Britain less appealing

Whitecat 5th May 2019 08:10 AM
Which is the world's most musical city? | Cities | The Guardian

Is it a metropolis like London or a New York – or a smaller city where music is the focus?

Whitecat 4th May 2019 12:09 AM
King Crimson’s Full Catalog Now Streaming on Apple Music | Music News | Consequ

King Crimson have finally made their entire catalog available to stream on Apple Music. The move comes as the prog-rock legends celebrate their 50th anniversary with an extensive world tour. All 13 albums will be added to Spotify and other platforms on June 10th.

Whitecat 1st May 2019 11:45 AM
'Everyone’s feeling lost': despair as Britain's gig venues fight to survive | Music

Arctic Monkeys’ old haunt in Sheffield becomes latest casualty of spiralling costs that threaten to reshape UK’s music landscape

Whitecat 1st May 2019 08:44 AM
Heavy metal is the fastest-growing music genre: Report – Consequence of Sound

Heavy metal’s popularity grew significantly in 2018, according to a new report from music distribution company TuneCore.

Whitecat 30th April 2019 09:41 PM
Director of Deep Purple royalty management firms jailed for stealing £2.2million fro

 Dipak Rao, 71, invested and lost the money in fraudulent scams

Whitecat 29th April 2019 11:09 PM
Spotify reaches 100m paying subscribers worldwide | Technology | The Guardian

Streaming service boosted by better-than-expected performance in US and Canada

Whitecat 29th April 2019 09:25 PM
Woodstock 50th anniversary festival canceled by lead investor | Article [AMP] | Re

A planned three-day concert event to mark the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival was canceled on Monday by the lead investor, saying it was unable to ensure the health and safety of artists and fans.

Whitecat 29th April 2019 09:02 AM
Music industry takes aim at Fortnite over song royalties | Business | The Guardian

Songwriters and composers look to use new copyright laws to cash in on the boom in online gaming

Whitecat 28th April 2019 09:51 AM
Forget the DJs: Spotify playlists are the new musical starmakers | Music | The Guardi

The streaming giant’s blessing can lead to fame, but is there room for innovation amid the algorithms?

Whitecat 27th April 2019 11:48 AM
In the shallow: why does Hollywood hate pop music? | Film | The Guardian

Natalie Portman’s new film Vox Lux is the latest to convey the genre as empty and miserable, while country, rock and rap are revered

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